The News & Observer’s “Under the Dome” blog reports that Senator Richard Burr will be monitoring the expected economic stimulus package carefully to make sure that it isn’t packed full of pork projects.
“He wants to make sure the package doesn’t include pork projects for congressional constituencies, especially Democratic constituences,” (sic) said his spokesman, Chris Walker. “And that anything with a ‘stimulus’ label is actually stimulating the economy.”
Hmmm. So does that mean that projects slated for, say, Virginia Foxx’s district are okay, but those headed for Brad Miller’s are verboten? More to the point, isn’t all of North Carolina a “Republican constituency” given Burr’s statewide position? Or does the Senator’s concern for pork only apply to other states?